Derek White (41) of Colthurst Gardens,Huntington Glen, Lucan, Dublin, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to unlawful possession of cannabis at his home on July 11, 2016.
Judge Cormac Quinn sentenced White to two years imprisonment, but suspended the entirety of the sentence on condition that he keep the peace and be of good behaviour for a period of two years.
Garda David Sheehy told Fiona McGowan BL, prosecuting, that on the date in question White was stopped while driving and a small amount of cannabis was discovered in his car.
Gardaí searched his house and discovered 16 cannabis plants growing in a tent in an upstairs room. The total value of these plants was €12,800.
Gda Sheehy agreed with Pieter Le Vert BL, defending, that there were no trappings of wealth in the house. He accepted that White suffers from health problems and that he is the sole carer of a